The Bachelor of Studies programme offered at the AKU's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) is a transformative programme with a deeply integrated and holistic academic structure defined through four principal components that balance disciplinary knowledge with an inspiring general education anchored in practical learning. The components are Core Curriculum; Interdisciplinary Majors; Senior Thesis; and Experiential Learning.
Guided by FAS’ academic advisors, students select their major by the end of their second year and spend most of their third- and fourth years taking courses within it. Each major comprises a minimum of 39 credits. The four majors are:
- Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Social Development Studies
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
Human and Environmental Biology
The FAS follows a needs-blind admissions policy considering the candidate's context and merit without reference to financial need. There are no quotas, reserved seats or admissions against donations. Merit-based admissions are open to candidates globally.
Admissions are open for 2024-2025 admission cycle, the last date for submission of applications is December 15, 2023.
Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application, you are advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or Understand the Online Process.
Candidates following any system of education may apply to the programme, if they meet the eligibility requirements. There are no specific subject requirements. For details please go through the Admission Information document.
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